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Customers ready for ‘sensing bricks’

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WORLD As much as 55 pct of smartphone users believe that within only the next five years, their own homes will have embedded sensors that look for construction errors, mold buildup, water leaks and electricity issues, according to a recent survey by Ericsson.

Meanwhile, 64 pct of them believe that buildings will mimic outdoor light conditions within the next five years as each brick will also be able to supply information on external environment and allow houses to adapt to changing conditions. “This means we may have to fundamentally rethink the concept of a smart home, where the internet is every bit as intrinsic to the home as water pipes and electrical wiring. Construction companies will be the builders of internet infrastructure,” claims the company.

According to the analysts, in the future even the air people breathe in their homes could be connected to the internet. Today as much as 54 pct of smartphone users are very interested in sensors that optimize indoor air quality. And 66 pct of the surveyed think that homes which use the internet to control air quality, ventilation and windows will be commonplace in a five years time.

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Hotels

Hungary Skybar opens in Budapest

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Cloud IX, Budapest’s latest panoramic skybar, has been opened in the ibis & Tribe Budapest Stadium Hotel in the WING Liberty building. Opened last December in Budapest’s District IX, the hotel complex boasts a total of 332 rooms and a wide range of services.

Material partner

Poland Excellent Fern at Off Piotrkowska

schedule 04 April 2024
Eurobuild CEE

Intensive commercialization of the multifunctional Fern building under construction at Off Piotrkowska Center has begun. A modern building, the construction of which will start at the turn of 2024/2025, offers 4,700 sqm of service space and 2,700 sqm of office space.

Investment & finance

Poland Green financing for three CPIPG office assets

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

CPI Property Group Poland has concluded a green refinancing transaction with Aareal Bank amounting to more than EUR 277 mln. The funds received will be used for the refinancing of three Warsaw office properties: Warsaw Financial Center, Equator IV and Eurocentrum.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Mercer isn't moving out

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Global firm Mercer, part of the Marsh McLennan Group, has renegotiated its lease at the myhive Nimbus building and remains at 7,300 sqm.

Residential

Poland First residential units in Towarowa 22 project

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

The residential part of the Towarowa 22 project in Warsaw is taking off. Archicom is starting to sell flats in the first building under the Archicom Collection brand, which will stand in the immediate vicinity of the planned park.

Residential

Romania Phase III of The Level Apartments takes off

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Romanian residential developer Redport Capital has announced the start of construction of Phase III of The Level Apartments. The project has received a building permit for 105 apartments to be developed with an investment of EUR 13 mln.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland CTP will build for dogs

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

CTP has been appointed by dog food manufacturers PsiBufet and Butternut Box to build a specialist facility to produce fresh dog food for distribution across continental Europe. The new facility is being developed in a build-to-suit model at CTPark Zabrze.

Warehouse & industrial

Panattoni Park Kraków East IV is ready

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Panattoni has completed the construction of Panattoni Park Kraków East IV. The completion will be financed with a EUR 10.5 mln loan from Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. The facility has been fully leased by Omega Pilzno.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Batory I is fully let

schedule 21 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

ZST (Zintegrowane Systemy Techniczne) has increased the size of its head office in the Batory I office building. As a result of the expansion, the Warsaw office building owned and managed by Globalworth Poland is now fully leased. 

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Some Oxygen for IT company

schedule 21 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

LSI Software, a provider of IT systems that enhance operations and business management, has become a new tenant of the Oxygen Park office complex in Warsaw.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland New park from Panattoni

schedule 20 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Panattoni is launching the construction of a new speculative centre in the Łódź region. The project is to have an eventual size of close to 30,000 sqm

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Baskerville gets independent

schedule 20 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Baskervill, an international architectural, engineering, and design firm, opened up its office in Gdańsk. A 200-sqm space is located in Officyna building.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland House of Skills is staying at Bolero

schedule 20 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Consulting and Training Consortium, owner of House of Skills and e-learning.pl brands, has extended its lease at Bolero Office Point 1 in Warsaw. The new lease agreement provides the entire organization with 900 sqm of office space that has been signed through 2030.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania Cargus opens its new hub in Sibiu

schedule 17 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

CTP expands its partnership with Cargus, a courier company in Romania, with the inauguration of a new location in Sibiu.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland UBC II will be modern again

schedule 17 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Atenor, the Belgian developer responsible for the Lakeside development in Warsaw's Mokotów district, intends to renovate the neighbouring UBC II building. The project received planning permission in March this year.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Axi Immo stays in the tower

schedule 16 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Axi Immo has decided to extend its existing lease and add new space for its growing business lines in Warsaw's Spektrum Tower office building.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania VGP Park Bucharest North will grow

schedule 16 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

VGP, a European provider of logistics spaces and semi-industrial real estate, has initiated the construction of the third building in VGP Park Bucharest North (A3). Building A covers an area of almost 26,000 sqm and has already two tenants, who have signed lease contracts for a total of more than 8,000 sqm.

Investment & finance

Poland Cromwell sells Polish retail portfolio

schedule 16 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Real estate investor and fund manager Cromwell Property Group has announced the sale of six retail centres across Poland, held by the Cromwell Polish Retail Fund to Star Capital Finance for EUR 285 mln.

Investment & finance

Poland Studio B with a new owner

schedule 16 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Skanska has sold the Studio B office building in Warsaw to Stena Real Estate for EUR 86 mln. This is already third transaction between the two parties in Central and Eastern Europe.

Investment & finance

Slovenia Hotel Austria Trend is sold

schedule 15 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Peakside Capital and Generali Investments Slovenia have sold, on behalf of Generali Adriatic Value Fund, the Austria Trend hotel located in the Slovenian capital.

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schedule 26 January 2024

Symbiotic fit for HB Reavis and HqO

The Symbiosy smart building platform developed in-house by Slovakian developer HB Reavis has been acquired by Massachusetts-based real estate experience platform HqO.

schedule 07 December 2023

Saski Crescent has WiredScore Platinum

The renovated Saski Crescent office building has proven to be fully prepared for challenges in terms of technological requirements. The building's full digital connectivity has been confirmed by the highest level of the WiredScore rating – Platinum.

schedule 31 August 2022

Bright Spaces and digital future for CA Immo Hungary

Bright Spaces has announced a partnership with CA Immo Hungary to digitally showcase five of the latter’s buildings.

schedule 26 August 2022

Sharry and Otis bring touchless access to Smíchoff

Sharry and Otis have partnered to provide a contact-free elevator access system that is operated via a mobile app for the Smíchoff office building in Prague.

schedule 17 June 2022

Hyperscale data centre launched in Warsaw

Vantage Data Centers has announced the opening of two hyperscale data campuses – in Warsaw and Berlin.

schedule 12 May 2022

Hi Tech bicycle storage comes to Norblin Factory

A bicycle storage stacking machine has been installed in the Norblin Factory centre in Warsaw, which can hold up to 96 bikes.

schedule 27 October 2021

Workthere comes to Poland

Savills has launched a Polish version of its Workthere online platform to help potential tenants find flexible workspace and optimise how they use their space.

schedule 17 August 2021

Eobuwie rolls out foot scanning app abroad

Online shoe store Eobuwie.pl has just rolled out its esize.me app in service in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece and Hungary.

schedule 14 June 2021

Atrium work ten times quicker

Atrium Poland Real Estate Management is to work with Pergamin, a Polish startup that allows contracts to be signed with digital signatures. In this way, the leasing of 14 of Atrium’s centres will be up to ten times quicker.

schedule 31 May 2021

Cushman & Wakefield start droning on

Cushman & Wakefield has teamed up with FairFleet to offer drone surveillance services throughout the EMEA as well as across the Asia Pacific region and Canada.

schedule 01 April 2021

Esoleo embraces AI for solar farm

US company AI Clearing is to provide its fully automated construction progress tracking solution for Esoleo, which is building Poland’s largest solar farm on the site of a former brown coal mine in Brudzew in central Poland.

schedule 26 March 2021

Segro becomes part of Proptech Foundation

Segro has joined the Proptech Foundation.

schedule 29 December 2020

AI Clearing raises USD 2 mln in seed funding

AI Clearing, Inc. has raised USD 2 mln in seed funding to accelerate the development – at its R&D centre in Warsaw – of its artificial intelligence system for monitoring the progress of construction projects.

schedule 08 December 2020

Cushman teams up with Future2

Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services firm, has entered into a partnership with leading proptech advisor Future2.

schedule 03 December 2020

Bicycles come to Norblin

The Norblin Factory complex in Warsaw being developed by Capital Park Group through the renovation and conversion of a former metal plating plant is to have an automated bicycle storage centre created by MA-Sistemas, a Spanish company active in Switzerland, Singapore and Israel.

schedule 01 December 2020

New Work goes digital

Flex office operator has launched an app that allows its clients to make bookings, order additional services and also acts as a communication platform.

schedule 01 December 2020

Echo takes on Blue Bolt

Echo Investment is to introduce the Blue Bolt app, created by Polish software developer NTT, to all its new residential projects.

schedule 19 August 2020

Warsaw an emerging data centre hotspot - C&W

Cushman & Wakefield has identified Berlin, Reykjavik, Oslo, Warsaw, Zurich, Milan, Vienna, Madrid and Prague as emerging European hotspots for data centre development.

schedule 11 August 2020

Robot blasts germs with UV

The first Polish robot to use UV-C light for disinfection has been put to use in a hospital in Wrocław.

schedule 11 August 2020

Robots replace dinner ladies

The first fully automated canteen in Poland is to open in Sky Tower in Wrocław.

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